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SFGTV2
Jan 3, 2013 12:00am PST
crimes and civil rights issue and there's one thing that comes up in absolutely every conversation that i have had with people in the district, and that was bullying. and it really, it was, it's not surprising to the people in this room, i know. it was not surprising to me but it was troubling to me that in every community that i was meeting with, this was an issue prrp violence, harassment, physical, cyber, social, children on children, this kind of behavior is so disturbing and so troubling and so heartbreaking to so many people. even in this place, even in san francisco, california and northern california, which has got to be if not the most tolerant place in the country certainly amuck the most tolerance and diverse places in the community, this is what i was hearing out in the community and it's something we wanted to get involved in. and i'm so grateful that as a result of that all of you have agreed to come together to have a conversation about this issue with us included. i can't tell you how much we appreciate it. so thank you very much for being here. as i said, we're grailsd wi
SFGTV2
Dec 27, 2012 1:00am PST
looking at the civil rights laws for protection, but -- and it certainly is our job to vigorously enforce them -- but it is your job as superintendent to (inaudible) even where the federal civil rights laws don't protect you. so it's a case of taking what you are doing, what folks are doing across the country and putting those on places like stopbullying dwofl .org so we can scale those up around the country. >> recognizable face. >> (inaudible) and i'm also head of the san francisco commission on women and the lieutenant governor asked about data. actually we do have data on bullying in san francisco high schools, particularly bullying among lgbt girls. so for the first time this year we've incorporated data that kevin coggin and ilsa (inaudible) provided and their suicide rates are off the charts, lesbian girls in our district. it's actually from the cdy youth risk survey. i want to offer that as a resource to folks in this room and encourage you in this pursuit of data. >> thank you. >> my question centers around the point of view of a parent. four years ago my son shot himself at scho
SFGTV2
Dec 25, 2012 9:30pm PST
, assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. she was also nominated by president obama to serve in her role as assistant secretary of education for civil rights and she was confirmed by the senate in may of 2009. as assistant secretary, ruslyn is assistant secretary arnie's duncan's primary advisor. before she joined the department of education she was vice president of the education trust in washington, dc and was the founding executive of education trust west in oakland. in these positions she advocated for public school students in california, focusing on achievement and opportunity gaps, improving can urriculum and instructional quality and ensuring quality education for everybody. she served as an advisor on education issues on a number of private ipbs institutions, she is a teacher, a lawyer, and a very influential voice on all policy matters. she was also passionate about ending this issue of bullying and bringing everyone together to stop this disturbing trend so please welcome assistant secretary for civil rights, ruslyn lee. as i said, our moderator is not always our lieu
SFGTV2
Dec 26, 2012 10:00am PST
english and chinese. we have a quick summary of the laws. the ada, calif. building code, the civil rights, and our experts here will elaborate. we also have a list of certified caps at work in san francisco for you. carla johnson with the mayor's office of disability has created a really good it died of out to interview your experts to make sure you are getting the best quality product for you. been next -- the money you pay for the inspection you can take as a tax deduction. any money that if you have taken can be applied as a tax deduction. this can be done on an annual basis. next, the opportunity, and a fund -- opportunity loan fund, providing for small businesses to pay for the inspection or to make improvements needed. to do it before you receive the lawsuit. and lastly, we of the bar association and their resources. they're providing their legal service for you. this last thing i am going to share with you in terms of what we have seen in our office is that with the individuals, that does not necessarily mean an individual will follow up with a lawsuit. what we've seen in our office is
FOX News
Jan 3, 2013 2:00pm PST
discussion. down the rabbit hole. coming up, the largest and old e civil right group believe in advancement of all people of color? the president of the naacp trashing the only african-american senator in senate. at the same time he is being sworn in. we show you his unsulting comments. coming up. ♪ ♪ aig? we said we were going to turn it around, and we did. woman: we're helping joplin, missouri, come back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the t recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> i'm bret baier in washington. the big story here the fight over government spending takes place out of the gate of the new congress. tonight on "special report," minority leader mitch mcconnell is getting ready for the battle. the president doesn't seem willing to have over the debt ceili
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2012 3:00pm PST
armed fortresses. >> why is the civil rights community up in arms about this? and is this just now that we're starting to see some of us in the civil rights community become concerned about assault weapons? >> well, absolutely not, reverended. national action network and other civil rights organizations have been engaged in this work to deem wial with the deregulatf gun laws. we have engaged in occupy the corners. we were out on corners all across the city. >> yeah, you would be on all night every weekend. >> absolutely. trying to stand in the kwa of violence on friday, saturday and sunday nights. we also are engaged in a task force against gun violence in new york city right now where we've allotted $5 million to go towards gun violence prevention. in atlanta, they had to shake off the violence campaign where they're working in schools. reverend charles williams has been working on this issue. we have been engaged for many years in dealing with this. >> let me ask you this. you come as the executive director for us with a personal commitment because in our communities of minoritie
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 7:00pm EST
way. here are the confrontations of the civil rights movement and the life decisions being made during the cuban missile crisis. people often ask me why my fatherfather install the systems. as a lover of history, i know he would've been talk of this new technology as a way of keeping an accurate record of events for the memoir he planned to write after leaving office. after the bay of pigs, people say he wanted to be able to remember who said what in case they later changed their tune. [laughter] the wonderful thing about this book is that although much of this material has been available, it has not been easily acceptable until now. the original recordings of of varying quality, and it is not always clear who is speaking in meetings. working with our outstanding archivist, historian ed widmer did an extraordinary job. in election season, i find it fascinating to listen to my father talk about what kind of person succeeds in politics. he believed the time for changing, and he was right for the time. it is interesting to apply his standards to the current campaign. he talks about the od
SFGTV
Jan 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
based on a weapon. also, in the south i remember reading during the civil rights period where they were hosing people down with water and the water also had a lethal impact. so i am just saying that these weapons sound, well we are not using a gun or actual bullets. but it does not actually necessarily, i am not convinced that it necessarily always takes away the lethal aspect. and i think that we have plenty of examples where people of color and low income working people have particularly been victimized by that and there was even that incident here at the theatre where that young man was brandishing another little, i don't know, he was not brandishing a gun was killed. so, i'm just afraid that if then, the option comes to you as a taser that that is where the people will go automatically. instead of having like you said, the slow down, think more. whatever. i'm not, you know, and since tasers do have a lethal, there is a possibility of that and i'm just not... i just wish that the conversation were really different here. >> i agree, i don't disagree with what you are saying and c
SFGTV2
Dec 29, 2012 7:30am PST
has been no civil rights or human rights movement in which the faith communities and its leaders have not been at the forefront and i look at dr. and he is a living reminder of that truth. at the heart of civil rights movement in the years 1963 and 1964 before there was a san francisco interface council there was the san francisco conference on religion, race and social concerns which for 25 years was the voice of social justice in the city and county of san francisco. it was that movement that gave birth to the san francisco interfaith council whose mission it is to bring people together of different faiths, to celebrate our diverse spiritual and religious traditions, build understanding, and serve our city. it was a previous mayor that challenged the interface council to step up to the place, to respond to its moral responsibility to care for the homeless at a time of crisis spun out of control, and we did. for almost a quarter of a century we have opened our congregation doors, fed and provided a warm and safe place for homeless men to sleep during the coldest and rainiest nights o
SFGTV
Dec 31, 2012 10:30pm PST
>> the americans with disabilities act of 1990 is a wide-ranging federal civil- rights law that prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities. title two of the ada addresses access to public services, including public transportation for persons with disabilities. tips for respectful communication for people with disabilities brochures are available. call sfmta accessible services at 415-701-4485 for copies. >> [applause] >> wow. thank you very much angela. let me say -- please, please sit down. all right. that's for my has ratty. >> no, that's mine. >> angela we really miss you here. you have been such a force and i enjoy working -- we will get that done. i assure you. that's a wonderful addition. not just north beach and another attraction for visitors from around the world as part of the international community and i honor that so thank you. thank you for working with me on ending homelessness as well and thank you even for being your civil rights attorney and you are still representing people in need and i appreciate that. i know angela represents again the kind
LINKTV
Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
2012. >> the north carolina governor is being urged to pardon a group of civil rights activists were falsely convicted and imprisoned 40 years ago for the firebombing of a white owned grocery store. the conviction was overturned in 1980, but the state has never pardon them. we will speak with one of the wilmington 10 who served eight years behind bars and it became head of the naacp. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama is set to meet with congressional leaders at the white house just three days before a year in deadline to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. some $600 billion in automatic spending cuts and tax increases will take effect if no agreement is reached. obama and the rest of republicans remain of the impasse over the republican refusal to allow tax hikes even for the wealthiest americans. senate majority leader on thursday accused house speaker john boehner of holding up a deal. >> the american people i don't think understand the house representative is operating without the ho
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am EST
civil rights act of '64, the voting rights act of '65. fair housing act of '86. republicans and democrats in the spirit that you are calling for, and i have one other thought since we're talking about our sponsoring institutions for this extraordinary conversation, that's the national archive -- i think that the framers of the constitution who were amending their regime, studied what had gone they studied the state constitution. saw which ones worked and didn't. massachusetts put the constitution to a vote let's put our constitution to a vote. most of the constitutions have three banch branches of government. let's go with that. most have vie -- an independent executive works well for massachusetts and new york. let's build on that. many of the bill of rights. george mason he gives u.s. virginia bill of rights. that's model for the federal bill of rights. abolition of slavery occurred in several states. and we have to study, you know, and make amendments. what has gone before us. we have the duty to the future, i think we danger it best when we actually are understanding or resp
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 8:00pm EST
assistant secretary for civil rights in the u.s. department of education and chairman of the u.s. equal opportunity commission from 1982 to 1990. he became a judge of the u.s. court of appeals and in the district of columbia circuit in 1990. president bush nominated him as associate justice of the supreme court and he took his seat on october 23, 1991. ladies and gentlemen please welcome justice thomas and professor amar to the stage. [applause] [applause] >> the thank you ladies and gentlemen for that extraordinarily gracious ,-com,-com ma warm welcome. thank you to the national archives and to the staff for making this event possible and thanks also, special thanks to the federalist society and the constitution accountability center and thank you justice thomas for being with us today as we marked the 225th earth day, 225th anniversary of our constitution. i guess i would like to start our conversation with the words of the constitution, we the people, and what that phrase means to you and how that phrase baby has changed over time thanks to amendments and developments. who is this a
WHUT
Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
state university, most recent book "makada" said at the dawn of the civil rights era following a young man coming of age in segregated richmond, virginia. through his blind grandmother and her visions, he discovers her his race and africa. he came to our studios on the eve of dr. king's birthday to talk about his new novel. he lives now in st. kitts. >> when i was a child growing up in richmond, virginia, we were called negros. no one i knew we were called that. no one knew the province of that word. it had no connection to what we might have been before we were blocked from review by that lethal, opaque space of slavery. so we did not know anything about ourselves except we had been called this, but not by ourselves. it turns out is much like the case of the sardine. there is no such thing as a sardine as a fish living free in the ocean. it only becomes one when it is captured and put in a pan. and we were only called negros when we were leveled during slavery as that, as a way of severing us from any memory of what we had been. so we lost our mothers, our fathers, our families,
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 12:00pm EST
around from point to point as we were advised by john dower, my iconic civil rights hero in the civil rights division and nicholas katzanbach. he was to have as much freedom as any other student. well, yes but at the same time there were deer hunters and it was the season and we had -- we were constantly aware of who might come up onto the campus, didn't look like a student, had a bent mind in a deer rifle and we had to be constantly aware of that kind of threat to his life. he was a brave person. i was sitting in his dormitory room for the first couple of days reading the hate mail, the death threats and very detail. james, we know where you live, we know where your parents are. we are going to kill you. we are going to kill your twins. i looked at james and i saidsaid, have you read this one? he looked back at me and he said lieutenent, i'm late for my spanish class, let's go. that bravery stayed with him in that courage stayed with him throughout my association with him. he never blinked. the students going. i should say that 99% of the student body went about their way getti
NBC
Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
religious issue at all. i look good as a civil rights issue. >> hat amanda and her partner april exchanged wedding bells before 7000 invited guests, including four foster children a plan to adopt. >> it is the best thing to be a part of marriage and the world to make it legal. is the best thing in the world for us. >> they broke their wedding vows. their first guest -- their first gift to each other -- a single rose. they exchanged rose -- they exchanged vows and brings. >> i do proclaim that a man that and april are married in the name of the father and the sun -- that amanda and april married in the name of the father and the son and the holy spirit. >> city hall became a wedding chapel after midnight. mayor rollings blake -- rawlings-blake officiated. >> i wanted to perform marriages. i got ordained. i am doubly covered. >> this is as happy as i have ever been. to be able to spend the rest of my life with bill, legally. >> those in attendance declared this to be an emotional and meaningful occasion. newlywed bill offers sage advice. >> do not use it. make sure it is love befor
SFGTV
Dec 26, 2012 2:30pm PST
as well and thank you even for being your civil rights attorney and you are still representing people in need and i appreciate that. i know angela represents again the kind of contributions the italian community has made to our great city and continues to make and i am here to tonight to wish you a great year of italian culture but to kick start it. it was really just a few months ago that the ambassador ofity italy came through and talk about this wonderful thing they were to do to celebrate year of italian culture but transfer that to our country of the united states so i know they're going to start those events in washington dc with their celebrations but let us san francisco celebrate -- mayor aleato and our wonderful history here and allow us to do a preliminary launch and so that's what we're attempting to do tonight and celebrate with you this launch of italian culture. it's very meaningful for us to did that year. we have a lot to celebrate. let me just say that painters, scrptdures, poets, musicians, designers, mathematicians, great architects of the italian country have come
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 1:00am EST
19th century with pre-civil rights? isn't america different now? is but powdery push ourselves to be inclusive? the only way to do it it is a fine way to talk about it. listening. not just talking. we wait our turn then we camber them but give in the other person's shoes. think about a white person who knows the witness does not have the same power it did 50 years ago. of browning of america produced the first black president and something about listening to that fear is legitimate and those in power have to give it up. we have to listen to the other side to figure out the common ground to push to a place we can feel good about what is possible if we come together and think critically of our past to imagine our future together. >> host: what type of class is to teach? >> guest: i do a lot of film. i am also a film maker. refocus on graduate courses for mediums for scholarships. they say they like the books but the only people there reid them are the scholars but in a film everybody will see the project. that is essential but also the idea if you think about the world and use film to
ABC
Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
wedding was emotional for both of them. >> it's overwhelming. again, it's a civil rights issue and people recognize that and they voted to give legitimacy to people who are in love with each other. >> reporter: many couples wanted to get married today for one main reason. >> because we could -- right after midnight. >> reporter: this wasn't the only ceremony. by the end of the day seven couples will have gotten married here. on tillman island, don harrison, abc2 news. >>> in baltimore the first same-sex marriage took effect. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake was on hand. she became ordained so she could marry a man she works with and other couples. >>> another law will help protect children from identity theft. the new law allows parents to contact the three major credit reporting agencies and place a freeze on their child's credit. before the credit agencies were allowed to refuse. that policy is a problem for children because if they do have a credit report they are already likely a victim of fraud. >>> the fate of tax cuts and unemployment benefits now lies with the house of repres
NBC
Jan 1, 2013 9:00am EST
there. >> one of the centers of the civil rights movement. that happened 50 years ago in 2013 and they're marking that with lots of exhibitions. we have pictures from the birmingham civil rights institute exhibition, production of to kill a mockingbird. it's an interesting city to take the kids. we found them to be about half priced. got a decent hotel room for about $100 a night. >> another place that a lot of people don't typically think to go on vacation there is pittsburgh, pennsylvania. >> right. >> this is really making a comeback. >> in the travel industry we're looking always for this hot new american city. portland, oregon, has had that crown for many years. pittsburgh may steal the crown. >> pittsburgh is the newport land. >> yes. it has its own mini silicon valley. it has growing restaurants, microbreweries. again, affordable. definitely worth a look. >> overseas travel, marsailles, france. >> second biggest city in france, east coast. there's a new museum. celebrations starting on january 12th. and much, much cheaper than paris. not a cheap city by any means. if you wa
NBC
Jan 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
not look at it as a religious issue. i look at it as a civil rights issuea il rights issue. >> amanda and her partner exchanged wedding vows. they included four foster children they plan to adopt. >> it is the best day of our lives. we finally get to be part of marriage. >> they rode their wedding vows. their first give to each other, a single rose, symbolizing love, respect, and caring. exchanged rings. arch preserve stewart recited a passage from the apache ceremony of love. >> i do proclaim that they are married in the name of the father, of the sun, and of the holy spirit. >> the inner harbor new year's eve extravaganza enhance the festive mood. which became a wedding chapel after midnight. the mayor will -- officially the marriage of this couple of been together for 35 years. >> i wanted to perform marriages and be sure that i could, i would make sure i got ordained. i am doubly covered. >> this is as happy as i have ever been. to be able to spend the rest of my life with him, legally. >> 7 same-sex couples exchanged vows at city hall. this newlywed offers sage advice.
PBS
Dec 26, 2012 1:00am PST
at the apogee of the democratic process as an engine for change, at the moment of the civil rights -- african american civil rights movement culminating in the voting rights act, civil rights act, the beginning of the great society. and then the left said, "you know what? democracy doesn't work. let's take to the streets." well, always take to the streets, but always make sure that there are people in the halls of power who can listen to what you're saying on the streets and say, "okay, i get it. i'm going to do something about this." which means surrendering to some degree the romance of revolution. i hope that i'm not less radical in terms of what i'd like to see transformed. i believe that we can live in a more economically and socially just world than we live in. i think we have to save the planet and i think that's going to call for enormous sacrifice and a transformation of society where we really come to terms with what has to happen in order to stop global warming or reverse it. >> and can that happen without a mass movement? what lincoln did he did because before him and behind him w
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 10:20pm EST
civil rights. he was later appointed special counsel by janet reno. he later represented the united states as u.s. ambassador to the united nations and served as a special envoy to sudan. he has been a great friend to missouri, st. louis, and washington university. please join me in welcoming him now. [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. i owe our speaker an apology. when you hear the apology, you are going to conclude that i am a really terrible human being. i am the kind of person who takes advantage of a friend, especially a friend who is vulnerable. when he is vulnerable, i pounce. tonight's origin was a rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding of victoria will, george's only daughter. george was standing on the edge of the hotel ballroom taking and one of life's great moments. the marriage of the daughter is so deeply emotional. george the loving father was clearly caught up in a moment. that was the moment i seized the opportunity to strike. i sidled up to him and whispered ever so softly in his ear, would you mind giving a lecture at washington university? you m
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
those red states need to understand what is at stake and who stood where. it's an old civil rights song. what side are you on. if it comes to that, that's exactly what the american people need to say, not to democrats, not to republicans, but to american people. that's who's going to be impacted by this. when you don't give your un employment check, when your payroll tax goes up, when your paycheck is not what it was, that's going to be to the american people. we will then have the bipartisanship because everybody is going to suffer together. >> you better believe it. >> and the republicans keep saying they're worried for the 2014 vote. well, let's get a vote and think of what's going to happen in 2014. >> dr. james peterson and maria theresa, thanks for your time tonight. both of you have a happy new year: >> thanks, reverend. happy new year to you, too. >> whoever said the republicans haven't accomplished anything, they are finishing something in first place today. >> "politics nation" has voted and we have the top political picture of the year. it's a good one. that's next. [ laughte
FOX News
Jan 1, 2013 10:00am PST
a second. one of the reasons that they, the black community attributes to this, black civil rights leaders, is races. in 1940, when there was a lot of racism in the united states out of wedlock birth date was 19%, then in 1965, as you said, 65%. >> bill: 25. >> 25%, this coincides with the beginning of the great society welfare state. from 1965 until today it's gone up, it's gone up geometrically, so that's what happened. the government became the father. >> bill: next up, dennis miller and unforgettable moments from the past year. >> and the number one position continues to be hot blooded like foreigner, four weeks in a row top of the charts. >> bill: you don't want to miss it. we're coming right back. is a great reason to slow down. creamy mash potatoes, homestyle gravy and 320 calories. marie callender's. it's time to savor. starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. >> tonight, southern california, president obama launching a drone on us and bas
SFGTV2
Dec 27, 2012 4:30am PST
their civil rights. that's how we feel about being proactive. now there is a line of demarcation happens and we want to be proactive i know jill is looking at me. when the event happens and there is harm that occurs we believe in restorative practices and repairing the harm. we don't believe in kicks kids out of school. that's not a solution. we are an educational institution. we go through this process and the perpetrator understands the damage and make it right to the victim. it's not okay shake hands. it's a whole process. you talk about it and process what is happening and people follow up on that, so we very much believe in this restorative process in san francisco and how do we know? because of the indicators that should be going up are going up and the others are going down. our truancies are down. suspensions are down and students in class is going up. thank you for being here. [applause] >> okay. that's okay. you jumped ahead to several of my questions so you don't get to talk anymore. for the rest of the four panellests whoever keep its to two to three minutes gets a pr
CBS
Dec 30, 2012 8:00am EST
drove sweeping reform to civil rights and social programs while challenging the executive branch over the vietnam war and ultimately moving to impeach president nixon over the watergate scandal. our next guest ira shapiro is the author of "the last great senate:courage and statesmanship in tames of crisis." welcome to the program. >> nice to be here. >> why do you call it the last great senate? >> well, because from the early 'sick through about 1980 we had a senate that was in the forefront of everything that was going on in the country, and accomplished a great deal. the senate of humphrey, muskee, baker, ted kennedy, many other great americans. and we haven't had a senate like that for the last 30 years. i don't mean it's the last great senate we'll ever have, but we haven't had one since. >> why the decline, do you think, from that caliber of political leadership that we had in that era? >> a lot of reasons. first, it's actually harder to be a senator in this day and age of campaign finance demands. lobbying corps that's grown five-fold, 24-hour media. it's a much more difficult s
KRON
Jan 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
violates their civil rights by targeting a food item used in traditional weddings and festivals. california's shark-fin soup market was once the largest outside asia. critics of shark finning say about 73 million sharks are killed every year. the practice is restricted in u.s. waters. >> new at 11. persian gulf-based news channel, al-jazeera has bought 'current' t-v.which is headquartered in san francisco. the purchase price is said to be 400-million dollars. al gore and his partner joel hyatt confirmed the sale today. saying they're pleased about the deal. it's not clear yet what will happen to the san francisco offices and studio. this acquisition extends al-jazeera's reach to 60 million u-s homes. >>> starbucks will start selling one-dollar reusable plastic cups on thursday. the company already gives customers a dime discount if they bring in their own cups for refills. starbucks wants more customers to use re-usable cups. and is aiming for at least five percent of its drinks to be served in them. >> one of the best players in the n f l is retiring at alsoclippers had 17-game
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